The meeting was led by Ruby Ball, who began with “Spring is Just Around the Corner,” reading from Matthew 7:7.
Ownby led members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pauline Cartwright called the roll which was answered by “Your Favorite TV Show.”
The baby book workshop date was announced.
Kaye Smith, the Bradley County Extension agent presented members with ways to cope with loss or death. The five stages of grief, she said, are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance.
Wanting to go on to happiness, Smith advised, “Take each day one hour at a time and one day at a time.” She said use your coping strategies, do something to lift your spirits, eat a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise.
Members also received “Resources for Dealing with Grief,” which contained resource websites, mental health information, books which could be helpful and an information sheet on ways of coping with loss and death.
Others present included Swanola McKeehan, Mary Alma Tidwell, Mary Bagley, Linda Brown, Brenda Carder, Jean Hamm, Sherrie Duvall, Doreen Johnson, Retha Odom, Virgie Toomey, Joan Bryson and Juanita Wilson.